Washington State University Faculty and Staff

Birgitte Ahring
(509) 372-7683 | bka@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Renewable energy and applied biotechnology, anaerobic bacteria, and renewable products from lignocellulosic biomass
Amir Ameli
(509) 372-7442 | a.ameli@tricity.wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Nanocellular and microcellular foams; bioplastic and biocomposite foams; composite and foam manufacturing technologies; conductive polymer composites; multifunctional composite foams for electromagnetic, thermal, and acoustic insulation; and application development of composite foams
Shulin Chen
(509) 335-3743 | chens@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Process and systems for biomass processing and bioconversion of renewable feedstocks to biochemical and biofuels
Nick Engdahl
(509) 335-9140 | nick.engdahl@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Transport of dissolved and particulate contaminants in the hydrologic systems, long-term environmental fate of micro-plastic fibers, residence time of pollutants, risk assessment/mitigation, and site cleanup and remediation
Karl Englund
(509) 335-6259 | englund@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Wood and natural fiber composites, polymer processing with natural fiber reinforcement, and natural fiber composite properties
Manuel Garcia-PĂ©rez
(509) 335-7758 | mgarcia-perez@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic materials and conversion of pyrolytic oil fractions into biofuels and chemicals. Bio-char characterization and uses. Bio-refinery systems analysis. Development of polymeric materials from products of biomass thermal depolymerization
Hanwu Lei
(509) 372-7628 | hlei@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Thermochemical and chemical conversions of renewable biomass to bioproducts, chemicals, and biofuels; catalysis and bioprocess of biomass and plant materials including biomass clean fractionation for cellulose and lignin, protein separation, aromatics and phenolics used for thermoplastics and adhesives
Hongfei Lin
(509) 335-1341 | hongfei.lin@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Catalyst Synthesis and Application; Catalytic Conversion of biomass; CO2 Reduction; Renewable Hydrogen Production; Fuel Cell Electrocatalysis; Advanced Functional Nanomaterials; Photocatalysis
Hang Liu
(509) 335-4726 | hangliu@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Development of biobased polymeric materials for biomaterials and protective apparatus and structure-property analysis of polymeric materials
Armando McDonald
(208) 885-9454 | armandm@uidaho.edu | Website
Research Interests: Biobased composite materials, fiber modifications, and product prototype development and synthesis of carbohydrate, protein, and polyphenolic based polymers for use as thermoplastics and adhesives
Somayeh Nassiri
(509) 335-7455 | snassiri@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Cementitious materials, multiscale characterizing and modeling, environmentally clean smart additives for cement systems, design and construction of concrete flatwork/pavements
Pizhong Qiao
(509) 335-5183 | qiao@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Advanced polymer composite materials in civil infrastructure, mechanics of composite materials and structures, smart composites and structures, and fracture of bonded interfaces
Shyam Sablani
(509) 335-7745 | ssablani@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Polymeric packaging for advanced food technologies and engineering nanoparticle interactions with plant surfaces
Lloyd Smith
(509) 335-3221 | lvsmith@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Multi-axial characterization of composite materials, damage and failure modeling, environmental degradation of polymer composites, and sports science
Jinwu Wang
(509) 335-6362 | jinwuwang@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Biobased resin and composites development
Mike Wolcott
(509) 335-6392 | wolcott@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Composite material development, extrusion processing, viscoelasticity and rheology, adhesion, and anisotropic elasticity
Travis Woodland
(509) 335-5593 | t_woodland@wsu.edu
Research Interests: Business development, intellectual property, and corporate relations
Junna Xin
(509) 335-4923 | junna.xin@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Synthesis and characterization of polymers
Vikram Yadama (Center Co-Director)
(509) 335-6261 | vyadama@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Mechanics of wood and wood composites; modeling of engineered wood composites, structure and behavior; behavior of wood joints; and industrial extension and outreach in forest products
Bin Yang
(509) 372-7640 | bin.yang@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Biomass pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and conversion technologies that accelerate commercial application of biomass processing to cellulosic and lignin fuels and biobased products.
Jinwen Zhang
(509) 335-8723 | jwzhang@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Synthesis, processing, and application development of biobased polymer materials; polymer toughening and reinforcing; structure and properties of polymer blends and composites; and polymer foaming and fiber spinning technologies
Xiao Zhang
(509) 372-7647 | xiaozhang@tricity.wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Chemical and biochemical conversion of plant carbohydrates and lignin to renewable biomaterials, chemicals and biofuels
Katie Zhong
(509) 335-7658 | katie_zhong@wsu.edu | Website
Research Interests: Nanocomposites and multifunctional materials, aerospace materials and composites, composite manufacturing technology, biomaterials and processing, and renewable energy materials